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Public sector shock : the impact of policy retrenchment in Europe, edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

Label
Public sector shock : the impact of policy retrenchment in Europe
Title
Public sector shock
Title remainder
the impact of policy retrenchment in Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a fascinating, rich and comprehensive analytical account of the causes and consequences of austerity measures affecting the public sector in terms of pay and employment. The editors have assembled a broad array of contributions that really reflect the diversity within Europe, both in terms of how deep the financial crisis hit, and the drivers of public sector reforms. An absorbing and thought-provoking read. Jacqueline O'Reilly, University of Brighton, UK After a first series of policy responses to the 200809 crisis aimed at sustaining domestic demand through expansionary anti-crisis packages, most European governments starting with Greece, Ireland, Bulgaria and Romania, and followed by many others have since put in place a series of restrictive budgetary policies aimed at reducing their budget deficits. With these new policies, a significant number of jobs and wages have been cut in the public sector. A number of expenditure items related to education and training have also been cut. These reforms have given rise to waves of protest throughout Europe. The goal of this volume is to study this public sector shock. While budgetary reforms seek to ensure a more balanced and sound economic policy, they may generate new work inequalities among public sector employees, most particularly among women, who account for a considerable proportion of public sector employment. Cuts in education and training may also have an impact on the quality of human capital in both the public and private sectors, despite the fact that the recent crisis has shown the value of education as employees with better skills and training are more likely to maintain their jobs and incomes. The authors explore a number of questions, including: what types of reform have been implemented in the public sector and what are their implications in both the short and long term? On the economic side, what will be the impact on wages, and on job quantity and quality? On the social side, what will the effects be on inequality and social cohesion? And what will be the outcome for, and potential role of, social partners and social dialogue? On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms
Cataloging source
OTZ
Dewey number
352.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • Civil service
  • Civil service
  • Europe
Label
Public sector shock : the impact of policy retrenchment in Europe, edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Public sector shock in Europe : between structural reforms and quantitative adjustment / Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead -- 2. Public sector adjustment and the threat to gender equality / Jill Rubery -- 3. Early application of fiscal austerity measures in the Baltic states / Jaan Masso and Kerly Espenberg -- 4. Croatia : public sector adaptation and its impact on working conditions / Vojmir Franičević and Teo Matković -- 5. France : the public service under pressure / Jérôme Gautié -- 6. Public sector adjustments in Germany : from cooperative to competitive federalism / Gerhard Bosch -- 7. Public sector adjustment amidst structural adjustment in Greece : subordinate, spasmodic and sporadic / Zafiris Tzannatos and Yannis Monogios -- 8. Hungary : public sector labour market from crisis to crisis / Szilvia Altwicker-Hámori and János Köllő -- 9. Cautious adjustment in a context of economic collapse : the public sector in the Irish crises / Philip O'Connell -- 10. The Netherlands : wage cuts no longer a constructive option / Wiemer Salverda -- 11. Portugal : structural reforms interrupted by austerity / Helena Rato -- 12. Romania : a country under permanent public sector reform / Valentina Vasile -- 13. Those were the days, my friend : the public sector and the economic crisis in Spain / Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo and José-Ignacio Antón -- 14. Early fiscal consolidation and negotiated flexibility in Sweden : a fair way out of the crisis? / Dominique Anxo -- 15. Austerity, privatization and levelling down : public sector reforms in the United Kingdom / Damian Grimshaw
Control code
FIEb1732032x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 639 pages
Isbn
9781781955352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)853449783
Label
Public sector shock : the impact of policy retrenchment in Europe, edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Public sector shock in Europe : between structural reforms and quantitative adjustment / Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead -- 2. Public sector adjustment and the threat to gender equality / Jill Rubery -- 3. Early application of fiscal austerity measures in the Baltic states / Jaan Masso and Kerly Espenberg -- 4. Croatia : public sector adaptation and its impact on working conditions / Vojmir Franičević and Teo Matković -- 5. France : the public service under pressure / Jérôme Gautié -- 6. Public sector adjustments in Germany : from cooperative to competitive federalism / Gerhard Bosch -- 7. Public sector adjustment amidst structural adjustment in Greece : subordinate, spasmodic and sporadic / Zafiris Tzannatos and Yannis Monogios -- 8. Hungary : public sector labour market from crisis to crisis / Szilvia Altwicker-Hámori and János Köllő -- 9. Cautious adjustment in a context of economic collapse : the public sector in the Irish crises / Philip O'Connell -- 10. The Netherlands : wage cuts no longer a constructive option / Wiemer Salverda -- 11. Portugal : structural reforms interrupted by austerity / Helena Rato -- 12. Romania : a country under permanent public sector reform / Valentina Vasile -- 13. Those were the days, my friend : the public sector and the economic crisis in Spain / Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo and José-Ignacio Antón -- 14. Early fiscal consolidation and negotiated flexibility in Sweden : a fair way out of the crisis? / Dominique Anxo -- 15. Austerity, privatization and levelling down : public sector reforms in the United Kingdom / Damian Grimshaw
Control code
FIEb1732032x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 639 pages
Isbn
9781781955352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)853449783

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